Root Down Nature Connection

Root Down Nature Connection Healing & transformation rooted in nature.🌲Forest bathing. Nature immersion. Integration.🌲

Happy National Trails Day! Gratitude to those putting in the hard work to maintain our trail systems. “Of all the paths ...
06/01/2024

Happy National Trails Day! Gratitude to those putting in the hard work to maintain our trail systems.

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” -John Muir

I will be guiding the first group forest bathing walk of the season on Saturday, June 1 in Buena Vista! I will also be g...
05/17/2024

I will be guiding the first group forest bathing walk of the season on Saturday, June 1 in Buena Vista!

I will also be guiding a group forest bathing walk in Salida on Saturday, June 15.

Both walks will be from 10am-1pm in the 🌲 San Isabel National Forest. 🌲 Link in bio to register

Hello, dear ones! It is with a grateful heart I announce that I will be guiding forest bathing walks in the beautiful Sa...
05/15/2024

Hello, dear ones! It is with a grateful heart I announce that I will be guiding forest bathing walks in the beautiful San Isabel National Forest again this season thanks to the good people at the Salida Ranger District!
 
Forest bathing walks will be offered in Salida and Buena Vista throughout the summer and early fall. Dates for all public group walks are posted on my website and open for booking (link in bio). I’m excited to be partnering with a new part of the forest this year which will mainly be available for those booking private walks.
 
In addition to in-person walks, I’m also planning to offer some virtual forest bathing sessions that you will be able to join from your own nearby nature, perhaps even your own backyard! Connecting with the land you live on and the beings you share space with through this practice can be a deeply moving experience.
 
As always, I will be offering forest bathing and nature immersion for those hosting retreats, those looking for ways to bring their team together in an intentional way, or those wanting to add to their business’s corporate wellness plan.
 
If you are a non-profit working with youth or underserved populations and forest bathing is an experience you would like to offer, please reach out. I welcome opportunities to volunteer my guiding services as time allows.
 
As always, I look forward to gathering with you under the tree canopy as we continue on this path to awakening to our True Nature.

A blessed winter solstice to all. ✨I have been deeply steeped in the process of tending the seeds of light and intention...
12/21/2023

A blessed winter solstice to all. ✨I have been deeply steeped in the process of tending the seeds of light and intention within during this season. Trusting the darkness and the stillness. Trusting the rhythm of nature. Hopeful for the life that will spring forth once the labor of tending is done. Peace to you!

TestimonyI want to tell youthat the world is still beautiful. I tell you that despite children r***d on city streets, sh...
11/12/2023

Testimony

I want to tell you
that the world is still beautiful.
I tell you that despite
children r***d on city streets,
shot down in school rooms,
despite the slow poisons seeping
from old and hidden sins
into our air, soil, water,
despite the thinning film
that encloses our aching world.
Despite my own terror and despair.

I want you to look again and again,
to recognize the tender grasses,
curled like a baby's fine hairs
around your fingers, as a recurring
miracle, to see that the river rocks
shine like God, that the crisp
voices of the orange and gold
October leaves are laughing at death.
I want you to look beneath
the grass, to note
the fragile hieroglyphs
of ant, snail, beetle. I want
you to understand that you are
no more and no less necessary
than the brown recluse, the ruby-
throated hummingbird, the humpback
whale, the profligate mimosa.

I want to say, like Neruda,
that I am waiting for
"a great and common tenderness,"
that I still believe
we are capable of attention,
that anyone who notices the world
must want to save it.

-Rebecca Baggett

This Saturday, October 21, will be the last free guided forest bathing walk of the season! We will meet in the peaceful ...
10/16/2023

This Saturday, October 21, will be the last free guided forest bathing walk of the season! We will meet in the peaceful presence of the San Isabel National Forest in Buena Vista. Link in bio to register 🌲✌️🌲
www.rootdownnatureconnection.com

This has been such a wonderful guiding season in the forest! What a beautiful web of interbeing we are a part of! When w...
10/05/2023

This has been such a wonderful guiding season in the forest! What a beautiful web of interbeing we are a part of! When we take the time to slow down, become present, and offer our full attention, we connect with that place deep within ourselves where we know we belong to a consciousness that is so much bigger than the single isolated ego self. A consciousness that exists in all of life. 🌎 ☀️ 🌙 ⭐️

The practice of forest bathing is about deepening our relationship to the more-than-human world and our true selves through sensory awareness. Sensory awareness moves us out of our normal waking state, which tends to be very head centered, and into a new way of perceiving. In this practice, we come to find there is no separation. Forest bathing is a practice of waking up. 🌲🌲🌲

There are only two more opportunities to join a free guided walk this season. The last free guided forest bathing walk in Leadville will be Saturday, October 14 at the Leadville National Fish Hatchery. The walk will begin at 11 am. Hope to see you there! 🍂🍂🍂

Register at link in bio or by visiting www.rootdownnatureconnection.com

Mindfulness changes our relationship to the land and our ability to show up fully to connect. In this state of awareness...
09/28/2023

Mindfulness changes our relationship to the land and our ability to show up fully to connect. In this state of awareness, we move beyond the thinking brain that wants to label and categorize, and we simply meet the more-than-human worlds as is, with our senses open, subject to subject. By offering our full presence to a space, we contact the essence of the beings there, and we contact the essence of our wild selves in the process. We recognize that there is no separation, and in this unified field we learn how to truly care for one another.

I’ll be guiding a forest bathing walk in Salida this Friday from 10-12:30. This will be a beautiful time to deepen into ...
09/25/2023

I’ll be guiding a forest bathing walk in Salida this Friday from 10-12:30. This will be a beautiful time to deepen into the fall season and our changing outer and inner landscape. Register at link in bio. 🍂

09/21/2023

Discover a world of holistic wellness at Peak Wellness Collaborative. From the ancient wisdom of Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine to the rejuvenating embrace of Nature & Forest Therapy. Elevate your fitness with our Personal Training and Personalized Pilates, or delve into the transformative power of Craniosacral Therapy and Energy Medicine. Nourish your body with Health & Nutrition Coaching, and let our Med Spa and Non-toxic Beauty Services enhance your natural glow. Our diverse team of practitioners is here to support every facet of your well-being.


You’re invited to gather for this special time of honoring the changing seasons. Register for free at link in bio. 🍂 www...
09/13/2023

You’re invited to gather for this special time of honoring the changing seasons. Register for free at link in bio. 🍂 www.rootdownnatureconnection.com

Happy International Forest Bathing Day! I hope this day finds you in the company of trees. I’m feeling really grateful f...
09/09/2023

Happy International Forest Bathing Day! I hope this day finds you in the company of trees. I’m feeling really grateful for this practice and those I get to share it with. ❤️🌲❤️

International Forest Bathing Day is this Saturday! Join us for a free guided walk in Leadville. We’ll be spending intent...
09/07/2023

International Forest Bathing Day is this Saturday! Join us for a free guided walk in Leadville. We’ll be spending intentional time connecting with nature and soaking in the healing atmosphere of the forest. Link in bio to register!

We’re slowly making our way into the fall season. While I'm always a little sad to say goodbye to summer, I eagerly awai...
08/30/2023

We’re slowly making our way into the fall season. While I'm always a little sad to say goodbye to summer, I eagerly await the spectacular show that the forest puts on in the fall as she begins to turn inward for the season. These moments of beauty offered by our forest family are deeply healing. Hope to see you on a forest bathing walk in September! Sign up at www.rootdownnatureconnection.com 🌲🍂🌲🍂 Link in bio

Resonating with author Sharon Blackie’s “Manifesto for an Enchanted Life.”
08/23/2023

Resonating with author Sharon Blackie’s “Manifesto for an Enchanted Life.”

Let’s gather for one last summer forest bathing walk in the San Isabel National Forest in Salida. Enter into forest time...
08/20/2023

Let’s gather for one last summer forest bathing walk in the San Isabel National Forest in Salida. Enter into forest time and open your senses. Be restored in body, mind, soul, and relationship to the natural world. Nature knows the way.

Registration is FREE at www.rootdownnatureconnection.com 🌲 Link in bio

Another beautiful day in the forest. I know fall is making the slow journey to the northern hemisphere, but in this mome...
08/17/2023

Another beautiful day in the forest. I know fall is making the slow journey to the northern hemisphere, but in this moment, summer feels eternal. 🔆

Mary Oliver’s instructions for living a life:🌲Pay attention.🌲Be astonished.🌲Tell about it.
08/16/2023

Mary Oliver’s instructions for living a life:

🌲Pay attention.
🌲Be astonished.
🌲Tell about it.

We will be gathering for a forest bathing walk in the San Isabel National Forest in Buena Vista on August 19.  This will...
08/12/2023

We will be gathering for a forest bathing walk in the San Isabel National Forest in Buena Vista on August 19. This will be a time to relax and reset as we deepen our relationship with the more than human world and our own wild selves. Registration is free. 🌲 www.rootdownnatureconnection.com

We will be gathering for a forest bathing walk in the San Isabel National Forest in Buena Vista on August 19.  This will...
08/07/2023

We will be gathering for a forest bathing walk in the San Isabel National Forest in Buena Vista on August 19. This will be a time to relax and reset as we deepen our relationship with the more than human world and our own wild selves. Registration is free. 🌲 Link in bio.

The Summer DayWho made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I m...
08/06/2023

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

-Mary Oliver ❤️☀️

The tea ceremony is an important final invitation on a guided forest bathing walk. During this time, we honor and give g...
08/04/2023

The tea ceremony is an important final invitation on a guided forest bathing walk. During this time, we honor and give gratitude to the forest as we alchemize our experience together as a group. Integration is at the heart of a tea ceremony as we drink in the forest by way of the tea plants and consider how we might continue to deepen our relationship with nature and self in our personal lives. All of the plants that I ally with are native to our local forests and can be wild foraged. I recently partnered with in Salida to craft my current forest tea blend. Katie, the owner, is a skilled herbalist and I’m grateful to know her. All of the plants in the tea are locally cultivated and organically grown. Safe and sustainable. It is an honor to get to know these plants and to partner with them as a forest therapy guide.

I recently partnered with  to begin offering forest bathing and nature immersions in collaboration with the beautiful la...
08/01/2023

I recently partnered with to begin offering forest bathing and nature immersions in collaboration with the beautiful land at . If you are hosting an upcoming retreat or other event and you would like to explore how my nature connected offerings might fit into your vision, I would love to connect. All of my contact info is on my website (link in bio) or you can message me here.

I was invited to write a guest blog post for the Colorado Retreat Company. In it I discuss how I found myself on this path as a forest therapy guide. I also talk about the history and practice of forest bathing in more detail. You can find the link to the blog by visiting https://thecoloradoretreat.co/blog/root-down-nature-connection (link in their bio)

You’re invited to slow to the pace of nature and deepen your connection to Earth and self on a guided forest bathing wal...
07/31/2023

You’re invited to slow to the pace of nature and deepen your connection to Earth and self on a guided forest bathing walk this Saturday, August 5, in Leadville. This walk is offered as a gift. Visit our website for more details and to register. Link in bio. Hope to see you under the canopy!

Very kind words from a recent forest bather. The forest never ceases to amaze me in her ability to show up and meet each...
07/29/2023

Very kind words from a recent forest bather. The forest never ceases to amaze me in her ability to show up and meet each person where they are.

I’m so grateful to be a part of the Peak Wellness Collaborative, Buena Vista, CO community with so many skilled and comp...
07/28/2023

I’m so grateful to be a part of the Peak Wellness Collaborative, Buena Vista, CO community with so many skilled and compassionate providers. Our collective healing takes all of us bringing the medicine that is ours to give.

“Each person comes to life at a time when they have something to give to the world.” -Old Proverb

We're thrilled to welcome Brandee Boyd-Senters from Root Down Nature Connection to the Peak Wellness Collaborative family!

Brandee brings an exceptional passion for bridging the gap between nature and our well-being. Through her work at Root Down Nature Connection, she's been a catalyst for personal growth and transformation, using the power of nature as her guiding force.

Whether you're seeking peace of mind, a deeper connection to the natural world, or tools to enhance your overall wellness, Brandee's unique offerings could be the next step in your wellness journey.

Join us in extending a warm welcome to Brandee. We're excited to see the positive impact she will bring to our community!

“Be taught now, among the trees and rocks, how the discarded is woven into shelter,learn the way things hidden and unspo...
07/27/2023

“Be taught now, among the trees and rocks, how the discarded is woven into shelter,

learn the way things hidden and unspoken slowly proclaim their voice in the world.”

-David Whyte

You’re invited to slow down and connect with nature and your wild self on this free guided forest bathing walk. Forest b...
07/24/2023

You’re invited to slow down and connect with nature and your wild self on this free guided forest bathing walk. Forest bathing is proven to reduce stress, lower symptoms of anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, and boost the immune system among so many other health benefits. Come join us under the tree canopy in the San Isabel National Forest in Salida, CO this Friday.

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